Scarce STEDMAN & SEYMOUR / NEW-HAVEN Stoneware Gemel

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 76

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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March 14, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Scarce Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Gemel, Stamped Twice "STEDMAN & SEYMOUR / NEW-HAVEN," Connecticut origin, circa 1830, pair of conjoined ovoid jugs with tooled spout and central ribbed handle. Heavily-brushed cobalt accents to juncture of jugs on front, underside, and reverse. Cobalt highlights to maker's marks. Traces of Albany slip, turned a mustard yellow color during the firing, are visible at the spouts. A fine signed example of a difficult-to-find stoneware form, this gemel features brighter cobalt than most Connecticut gemels in existence. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor many years ago. Very nice, as-made condition. An in-the-firing horizontal separation line at midsection on reverse, measuring 2 1/4". This in-the-firing flaw includes two short hairlines descending from it and a long faint, spidering hairline ascending from it onto right side of right jug's front. A small in-the-firing separation to left side of upper handle terminal. A minor in-the-firing chip to spout. No post-firing flaws to speak of. H 7 3/4".


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